Friday, June 29, 2007
I'm retiring to the mountains this weekend to contemplate this video and my existence.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
DMD has a nice little round up on the happenings in the downtown development world. I like reading this blog because this guy takes the time to follow up with every interesting item on the City Council Agenda, and then welcomes a very active dialogue on his site with regards to his always pertinent posts. Good work, dude. Keep it up.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Also, caught a little more Reno Rodeo last night, and saw DLP's little stud's mutton busting their way to greatness. Maybe Sean and Ireland will get in the ring someday, who knows? For now, they just like the atmosphere!
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Nice perspective from DLP...and in his own words, "BLC indeed". Word.
I'm feeling this flickr pickr right now, as the sun is high and things are popping around Reno. It's hard to go anywhere without running into a friend. It's hard not to smile when you do. It used to be hard to be in such a fishbowl of a town after living in SD and SF, but I've really grown up to appreciate the subtle attractiveness of being a part of something intimate and special.
I love this place.
Monday, June 11, 2007
The time alone with my wife was a much-needed re-connect, and really got us in the mood for what will likely be known as the wedding of the year. This couple really did it up right, starting with the location, which was set in the Redwoods of the Russian River Valley, and reminiscent of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey doing the dirty...the scene was rustic and yet high-class, all the way. The ceremony included some of the best self-written vows from a couple of fearlessly loving human beings. The surroundings were not just the beauty of the trees and decorations, but the warmth of the family and extended family that made up the guest list. Stacie's dad gave a Dr. Seuss-esque toast that had everyone (including himself) in tears. You can see where she gets her sweet compassion from. The couple had provided everyone with a mix-tape (CD, actually, but mix tape still sounds perfect) to listen to on the drive up, and then they had a goodie-box of neat stuff waiting in every room for their guests. They carefully folded the 1,000 origami cranes that hung from the trees of the cocktail reception that immediately followed the ceremony. They hosted a pre-game (bbq the night before) that was probably just as big and costly as the wedding reception, and invited everyone who made the trip up to take part in this as an informal way of spending even more time together. They had a jazz band and a gourmet spread and the details went on and on and on. There was nothing but LOVE put into this wedding, and it started a long time ago. I was so proud to be a part of the weekend, and I still can't get "All Night Long" by Lionel Ritchie out of my head...damn, that was a fun night. Now we are back in Reno, and dealing with what will probably be a 3-day hangover. It's nice to get away.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
I'm in an unusual mood this morning. Feeling good, and thinking about things I normally don't...listening to gospel...wtf?
Sometimes a little gospel just hits the spot, right? I actually perfer the really old-school southern upbeat stuff...and I can get stuck on Aretha or James Brown for days, because they tend to feel it too...and funk it up. Anyway.
Random f-ing post, I know. Whatever.
***Update, 15 minutes later...I can't stand that internet radio station any more. It's not what I was looking for. Suggestions?***
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
"1] You have already arrived. So, feel pleasure at each step and do not worry
about things that you still have to face. We have nothing before us, just a road
to be traveled at each moment with joy. When we practice pilgrim meditation, we
are always arriving, our home is the present moment, and nothing more.
2] For that reason, always smile while you walk. Even if you have to
force it a bit and feel ridiculous. Get used to smiling and you will end up
happy. Do not be afraid of displaying your contentment.
3] If you think
that peace and joy always lie ahead, you will never manage to achieve them. Try
to understand that they are both your traveling companions.
4] When you
walk, you are massaging and honoring the earth. In the same way, the earth is
trying to help you to balance your organism and mind. Understand this
relationship and try to respect it – may your steps have the firmness of a lion,
the elegance of a tiger and the dignity of an emperor.
5] Pay attention
to what is going on around you. And concentrate on your breathing – this will
help you to get rid of the problems and worries that try to accompany you on
6] When you walk, it is not just you that is moving, but
all past and future generations. In the so-called “real” world, time is a
measure, but in the true world nothing exists beyond the present moment. Be
fully aware that everything that has happened and everything that will happen is
in each step you take.
7] Enjoy yourself. Make pilgrim meditation a
constant meeting with yourself, never a penance in search of reward. May flowers
and fruit always grow in the places touched by your feet."
Monday, June 4, 2007
Total party house, btw, so if you know me, then you know that we're going to have some fun times ahead.
No pics yet. Just dreams and ideas.